Gallery: Watch as 30 Volunteers Help Transform their Neighbor’s Lawn in...


Conventional lawns aren’t just a symbol of conformity — they require regular maintenance and gobble up water. In places like California, where water is scarce and it almost never rains in the summer, it makes sense to replace grass or landscaped front yards with edible gardens that are both productive and attractive. On a recent weekend in Petaluma, CA, 30 community volunteers came together to transform their neighbor’s front yard into a lush, edible garden in just one day. The lawn transformation was organized by Petaluma-based sustainability nonprofit Daily Acts. Hit the jump to watch a time-lapse video showing the fruits of their labor.

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  1. Busy-Mom June 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I would be happy with someone transforming my window sill, especially since it is difficult for my grandmother and I to get outside!

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